Art of Breaking up (The)
Un fil à la patte

A film by Michel Deville

2005 France - Comedy


Lucette and Edouard: Two lovers passionate about sex, money and life. He is a spoiled but penniless child who wants it all while she is a celebrated figure of la vie parisienne who knows what she wants and what she is worth. The plot: It's written in the daily paper: Edouard is marrying a young, pretty and rich heiress. He comes to confess this to Lucette and to make their parting official, but he doesn't want to leave her. He struggles with all his might to hide his betrayal but her opportunities to learn of it are countless and unpredictable. How can such a dark world be so merry?

  • cast

    • Emmanuelle Béart (Lucette)
    • Charles Berling (Bois d'Enghien)
    • Dominique Blanc (Madame Duverger)
    • Patrick Timsit (Bouzin)
    • Julie Depardieu (Amélie)
    • Stanislas Merhar (Irrigua)
    • Mathieu Demy (Firmin)
    • Jacques Bonnaffe (Fontane)
  • crew

    • Producer
    • Rosalinde Deville (Elefilm)
    • Adapted from
    • Georges Feydeau
    • Cinematography
    • Pierre-William Glenn
    • Sound
    • Pascal Armant
    • Editing
    • Andrea Sedlackova
    • Art Director
    • Thierry Leproust
    • Costumes
    • Madeleine Fontaine
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 80 min
    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85


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